NF Sports and Rubens Barrichello with construction of new karting facility

Team also earns podium at opening round of Florida Winter Tour.

NF Sports, Rubens Barrichello and the group of entrepreneurs are building a new kart track surrounding the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, Brazil. Photo: NF Sports

A huge project involving NF Sports, former Formula One standout Rubens Barrichello and a group of investors that was announced at the end of last year is beginning to take shape. As a part of a creation to encompass the legacy involving the World Cup of Soccer in 2014 and the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, NF Sports, Barrichello and the group of entrepreneurs are building a new kart track surrounding the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, Brazil.

"We are very excited for this build and what the future has in store for karting in Brazil," explained Bruno Fusaro. "To have a name like Barrichello behind the project and karting knowledge from our team, we believe that this will be very big for the sport. We can't wait to get started."

Set to meet the standards of all the CIK/FIA regulations, the facility at Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador, State of Bahia, in Brazil, will be situated in the northeastern part of the country in a very touristic venue and an area that is full of culture. The project will also the home of a shopping mall and the first motor racing museum in the country.

"We are very happy to announce this project," added Fusaro. "We will bring together two of Brazil's biggest sports, soccer and motorsports, in one single venue."

In other news, NF Sports partner, veteran racer and multi-time karting champion Andre Nicastro secured a podium result at the opening round of the 2020 ROK Cup USA Florida Winter Tour.

Claiming the pole position on Friday afternoon, Nicastro finished all three heat races in the top-three and started third in Sunday's main event. After a disastrous opening lap that saw him drop to tenth as a result of contact, Nicastro was able to drive his OTK Kart back to the second step of the podium, claiming the fastest lap of the event. Additionally, NF Sports made their LO206 debut with Brazilian driver Marcelo Furtado and will look to expand their presence at future events.

NF Sports is owned and managed by Andre Nicastro and Bruno Fusaro. NF Sports is an official Kosmic Kart Racing Team in the United States and offers Arrive and Drive Programs for drivers in all classes in North America's top karting programs. For those interested in the services of NF Sports or the Kosmic line of products produced by OTK, please contact Andre Nicastro via email at [email protected] or Bruno Fusaro at [email protected] or visit them online at

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